Entegra Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: ENFC) is one of 298 public companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Entegra Financial Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and profitability.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.7% of Entegra Financial Corp. shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 51.8% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Entegra Financial Corp. shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.1% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Entegra Financial Corp. and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entegra Financial Corp. 16.06% 6.87% 0.69%
Entegra Financial Corp. Competitors 18.59% 8.40% 0.95%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Entegra Financial Corp. and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Entegra Financial Corp. $48.37 million $6.37 million 21.13
Entegra Financial Corp. Competitors $5.50 billion $820.74 million 392.60

Entegra Financial Corp.’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Entegra Financial Corp.. Entegra Financial Corp. is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Entegra Financial Corp. and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entegra Financial Corp. 0 1 3 0 2.75
Entegra Financial Corp. Competitors 2129 8302 8323 324 2.36

Entegra Financial Corp. presently has a consensus price target of $29.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.98%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 0.97%. Given Entegra Financial Corp.’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Entegra Financial Corp. is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Entegra Financial Corp. has a beta of 0.36, suggesting that its stock price is 64% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegra Financial Corp.’s competitors have a beta of 0.79, suggesting that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Entegra Financial Corp. competitors beat Entegra Financial Corp. on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Entegra Financial Corp. Company Profile

Entegra Financial Corp. is the holding company for Entegra Bank. The Company provides a range of financial services through full-service offices located in Cherokee, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Polk and Transylvania counties, North Carolina and Anderson, Greenville, and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina. It provides full service retail and commercial banking products, as well as wealth management services through a third party. It operates through retail banking segment. Entegra Bank is a chartered savings bank. The Bank’s business consists primarily of accepting deposits from individuals and small businesses and investing those deposits, together with funds generated from operations and borrowings, primarily in loans secured by real estate, including commercial real estate loans, one- to four-family residential loans, construction loans, and home equity loans and lines of credit. It also originates commercial business loans and invests in investment securities.

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